This is the recording of a conversation between Pashmina Lalchandani of iNOW and Alex Rollin, representing the nascent Integral Salon Network.
A brief summary might cover the following points.
iNOW sees the efforts of isalons.net to connect salons and leaders as useful and good progress towards a more complete approach that may come forth in the future.
iNOW is still moving through a lot of theory about how groups like salons can work together using the web, and while centralized functions are useful for distribution mechanisms, they can hamper the personal creativity that makes for the variety of the many expressions of self.
Two points made clear in this conversation. First, that while there is still progress to be made in how online tools are built and used, and second, that it is also clear that the current tools, many of which are free, might be considered under-utilized, and that individual movement towards utilizing blogs and other online resources to contribute to the Integral Community at large is a move well made on the parts of individuals who want to have a fuller and more robust online personality and broader contribution to the community.
Please enjoy the audio!
Thanks for listening, and I hope you find it useful!